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    some of my mods to my halibut rod I built the rod its a saber blank 120lb 5ft10in long with aftco rollerguides ,,,my mods are 2in handel ext with gel grip /and a rail rest I built with rubber contacts on rail .what do you guys think?



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    I wish I had access to a CNC milling machine.
    Looks pretty sweet.

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    Thats too cool!!

    I thought maybe that was a motor mount for a reel motor.
    "You have given out too much reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    I wish I had access to a CNC milling machine.
    Looks pretty sweet.
    I HAVE A COUPLE IN MY GARADGE youre welcome to come use them any time pepole looked at me funny when I went on my first charter with the reel rest IT WAS AN OVERNITE by the end of the first day they all were asking the captin why his rods didnt have them

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    what is that thing for I'm trying to picture it in my head but can't looks sick as h*ll though

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    If those things work great why not try getting some produced and selling them to local vendors? I see a buisness opportunity

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06tributeman View Post
    what is that thing for I'm trying to picture it in my head but can't looks sick as h*ll though
    you put it on the rail of the boat and crank makes it easy to crank up weight and chickens all day.

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    that's what i was thinking but just not registering upstairs that would be really nice when i'm out fishing whittier and reeling up from 400 feet and the forearms are burning

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    That rod rest looks sweet..........Can you P.M. me with where you got it?

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    Yea, you can market it and call it the Granny Helper : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelieguy View Post
    Yea, you can market it and call it the Granny Helper : )
    what haven you ever been pined to the rail ?shure does save youre back

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    i think it would save on your arms when reeling in 10-20 10#rs along with your back and what gets me is the pole twisting back and forth when reeling up and making the forearms burn baby burn. I think it is a sweet looking devise that I would use very nice product. save your back and arms and walk normal for yrs. keep fighting it and u just might eventually walk hunch back lol

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    We've been using something close to that for years down south for deep rockfish.

    Called a "Rail plate", yours looks better than any I've ever seen.

    The ones I have have the hook part to the rear so the rod can't slip over the rail and go in the drink.

    looks like this


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan from Humboldt View Post
    We've been using something close to that for years down south for deep rockfish.

    Called a "Rail plate", yours looks better than any I've ever seen.

    The ones I have have the hook part to the rear so the rod can't slip over the rail and go in the drink.

    looks like this

    Ive seen rail plates before pepole tell me they break rods because they conect directy to the rod blank if you conect to the foam on the handel I dont think you will break a rod ..at least I hope not.

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    I never rest my rod on the rail... I'm too scared a fish will shake off
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    bump back up top

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    Default i need to get a big halibut this summer

    last summer i hooked 1 and it went under the boat long story short the boat had a sharp edge where it had hit aginst a rock or some thing and my line touched it 15 min into the fight and 20 feet off the bottom line cut and i was pissed this fish had 3 foot head shakes and felt like a rock.i took me 6 years to hook a large butt and i lost it because my guide didnt check and file his sharp edges of his boat after he said that had happened before i saw the edge after the trip when he took the boat out of the water, not fishin with him again.

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    Do they have those in pink at the Softer Side of Sears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim View Post
    Do they have those in pink at the Softer Side of Sears?
    no there is a craftsman line .

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    That rail hook will break rods for a few reasons. 1. Your putting pressure on the rod in a place where its not intended to have pressure. 2. Your using the rod in a manner it is not designed to be used. Rods are meant to lift, not pry. You might be able to use it that way on a halibut rod without breakage, but the rod in the picture looks like it is begging to break. I like the looks of the design in the start of this thread. I would limit its use to a heavier rod though.

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